Camy Posted April 1, 2008 Report Share Posted April 1, 2008 A New Zealand teenager accused of being the ringleader of an international cyber-crime network has been convicted.Owen Thor Walker, 18, admitted six charges of using computers for illegal purposes and will be sentenced in May. Police allege the group infiltrated more than one million computers and used them to skim at least $20.4m (?10.3m) from private bank accounts. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7323733.stm Here's the bit that gets my goat: Walker faces up to five years in prison for several of the charges, but Judge Arthur Tompkins indicated he was not considering a custodial sentence. I'm pretty damn sure if I was caught stealing $20m, I'd get locked up. Wanna borrow my Botnet, anyone? Quote Link to comment
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